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“We love it!” Nia Phillips, 7, and her mom, Tressy, said in unison when asked about CHoR. They’re especially big fans of our pulmonary team, having worked closely with these specialists over the past two years to address Nia’s serious and sometimes life-threatening asthma attacks. “They’re just a wonderful bunch in that pulmonary clinic,” Tressy says fondly. Dr. Michael Schechter is Nia’s pediatric pulmonologist. He specializes in caring for children... View Article

Jul 16 2018

Adults who smoke may have noticed laws have been passed in recent years that limit who can smoke, when they can smoke and where they can smoke. These changes have led to an increase in people smoking in their homes, their cars and 25 feet from the entrance to a place of work. Increased smoking in homes and in cars is a concerning health issue – especially regarding children and... View Article

Jul 12 2018

When a baby is born with a cleft lip and/or palate or another craniofacial condition, parents are faced with important decisions about surgery, recovery and ongoing care. Our Center for Craniofacial Care helps families through every step of the surgery and recovery process. The team is led by Dr. Jennifer Rhodes, the only full-time craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgeon in Virginia. She works hand-in-hand with Ruth Trivelpiece, speech therapist and... View Article

Jul 5 2018

Looking for worthwhile (and fun!) activities to fill those long summer days? Here’s one from speech-language pathologist Beth Wise. This letter-focused coloring activity combines learning and fun to help teach and reinforce important skills that are the basis for language and reading. “Letter Dot” Fish Fun This Letter Dot Fish template is ideal for helping a child learn to identify letters, letter sounds, and eventually words. It can be adapted... View Article

Jul 2 2018

Our doctors and clinical teams are continually involved in research aimed at determining the causes and most effective treatments for health conditions that impact children. Often, this research involves clinical trials of diagnostic and treatment options that offer great promise, but are not yet widely available. Dr. Amy Harper and Research Coordinator Kathy O’Hara in our neurology team are involved in clinical trials for pediatric muscular dystrophy treatments. On Friday,... View Article

Jul 2 2018